Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, person-centred form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is an empathic, supportive counselling style that supports the conditions for change. Research shows that motivational interviewing techniques, including counselling, assessment, multiple sessions, and brief interventions, are associated with greater participation in treatment and positive treatment outcomes. motivational interviewing techniques is particularly helpful early in treatment or for individuals who are experiencing problems but do not recognize the severity of their condition. It may be used during the assessment process to determine the individuals' goals and functional level. MI has been applied to a wide range of problem behaviours related to alcohol and substance abuse as well as health promotion, medical treatment adherence, and mental health issues.
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Devi C.G., N. Kokilavani. Motivational Interviewing Approach to Change Additive Behaviour in Alcoholic Abuser. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(2): April- June 2014; Page 170-172.